Kamworor, Jepkosgei notch Kenyan double in New York


Kamworor, Jepkosgei notch Kenyan double in New York
Athletics - New York City Marathon - New York, United States - November 3, 2019 Kenya's Geoffrey Kamworor and Kenya's Joyciline Jepkosgei pose as they celebrates winning the men's and women's elite races respectively REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

In Summary

  • Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday
  • Kamworor reclaimed the men's title in 2:08:13, securing his third victory at the world’s largest annual marathon for the second time in three years barely a month after breaking the Half Marathon record

Kenyan half marathon world record holders Geoffrey Kamworor and Joyciline Jepkosgei powered to victories in the New York City Marathon on Sunday.

Kamworor reclaimed the men’s title in 2:08:13, securing his third victory at the world’s largest annual marathon for the second time in three years barely a month after breaking the Half Marathon record in Copenhagen.

Albert Korir managed to hold on for second place after Kamworor had pulled away from him, clocking 2:08:36 with Girma Gebre of Ethiopia finishing two seconds adrift in third.

Jepkosgei stunned four-time champion Mary Keitany, winning her marathon debut in 2:22:38 with the latter finishing second, 54 seconds behind.

Jepkosgei’s winning time was the second fastest ever in the competition’s history with the Kenyan missing the course record by just seven seconds.

 

SELECTED RESULTS

Men
1. Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN) — 2:08:13
2. Albert Korir (KEN) — 2:08:36
3. Girma Gebre (ETH) — 2:08:38
4. Tamirat Tola (ETH) — 2:09:20
5. Shura Kitata (ETH) — 2:10:39
6. Jared Ward (USA) — 2:10:45
7. Stephen Sambu (KEN) — 2:11:11
8. Yoshiki Takenouchi (JPN) — 2:11:18
9. Abdi Abdirahman (USA) — 2:11:34
10. Connor McMillan (USA) — 2:12:07
DNF. Lelisa Desisa (ETH)

Women
1. Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) — 2:22:38
2. Mary Keitany (KEN) — 2:23:32
3. Ruti Aga (ETH) — 2:25:51
4. Nancy Kiprop (KEN) — 2:26:21
5. Sinead Diver (AUS) — 2:26:23
6. Des Linden (USA) — 2:26:46
7. Kellyn Taylor (USA) — 2:26:52
8. Ellie Pashley (AUS) — 2:27:07
9. Belaynesh Fikadu (ETH) — 2:27:27
10. Mary Ngugi (KEN) — 2:27:36
DNF. Sara Hall (USA)

Men’s Wheelchair
1. Daniel Romanchuk (USA) –1:37:24
2. Marcel Hug (SUI) — 1:37:25
3. David Weir (GBR) — 1:37:28
4. Aaron Pike (USA) — 1:37:33
5. Ernst Van Dyk (RSA) — 1:40:00
6. Johnboy Smith (GBR) — 1:40:01
7. Josh George (USA) — 1:40:01
8. Patrick Monahan (IRL) — 1:40:05
9. Simon Lawson (GBR) — 1:40:06
10. Jordi Jimenez (ESP) — 1:40:08

Women’s Wheelchair
1. Manuela Schar (SUI) — 1:44:20
2. Tatyana McFadden (USA) — 1:48:19
3. Susannah Scaroni (USA) — 1:51:37
4. Amanda McGrory (USA) — 1:55:44
5. Christie Dawes (AUS) — 2:00:11
6. Vanessa De Souza (BRA) — 2:00:15
7. Jenna Fesemyer (USA) — 2:00:30
8. Shelly Woods (GBR) — 2:04:44
9. Michelle Wheeler (USA) — 2:06:05
10. Arielle Rausin (USA) — 2:06:08

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